Our Team

Supervisory Board

Meet the Supervisory Board members of Microjustice
Frank W. Bakx

About Frank

Frank W. Bakx has a MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Frank is a senior rural development expert, with extensive international experience in agricultural and value chain financing. As employee of the Dutch Rabobank up to 2017, he served in various capacities mainly consulting the rural and financial sectors in developing countries and countries in transition. Prior to this, 11 years of long term assignments in Africa as adviser for agricultural sector planning and rural development. Frank boasts a broad international experience covering a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

While working in an international context and dealing with cultural differences Frank got convinced that access to rights is needed in all spheres of live, but the more so when people deal with local authorities and financial institutions. Awareness of such legal rights among the poor and marginalised is the starting point. Next, indiscriminate access to legal services needs to be assured for those people to participate in their society and gain a decent living.

Michiel Verweij

About Michiel

Michiel Verweij studied land and water management and holds an MBA.

He has had an international career as project manager and consultant in water management, sanitation and agriculture in Africa and Latin America. Through his work, he realized that basic legal needs like property rights and being recognized as citizen are essential to any inclusive development endeavour. According to him, it is impossible to invest in water and sanitation if large numbers of people have no property rights, or for people to participate in catchment management if the rights relating to natural resources are not clearly defined.

Michiel believes that, by supporting men and women through Microjustice, companies and individuals come into a substantially better position to define development whether this regards economic, organizational, ecological, cultural or spiritual dimensions.

Joost Schretlen
Member of the Supervisory Board

About Joost

Joost Schretlen (1965), is CEO of Segon and Senior partner in Finance Network Netherlands. Joost has a financial background and is an expert in financial structuring of (European funded) public-private entities, real estate en smart energy solutions. Next to that Joost is also a strategic advisor on housing and sustainability for several municipalities, provinces, ministeries, social housing cooperatives, parc management organisations for industrial zones and multi functional locations. Joost has worked for several banks (Rabobank, Unico Banking Group, Schretlen & Co, Van der Hoop Effectenbank), before starting his first company FNN in 2001. Joost has a master degree in business economics.
The creation of legal justice program in disturbed regions is conditional for a sustainable development of the involved local communities and refugees. The gap between the have and have- nots and the enourmous increase of refugees and social disturbances has motivated Joost to participate in this great organisation of MicroJustice.

Microjustice Team

Patricia van Nispen tot Sevenaer
Patricia van Nispen tot Sevenaer
Founding Director

About Patricia

Patricia van Nispen tot Sevenaer set up the Microjustice foundation in 1996, and has developed Microjustice ever since. She has led the organization through its different phases: its start in the former Yugoslavia working on the post-war rehabilitation of refugees, the development of Microjustice as a sustainable way to provide legal services in the international development cooperation, its start in Latin America and further development in Africa, and since 2018 has developed the Legal Rights Protection Barometer and the digital Legal Aid Platform.

Patricia always wanted to do what she is doing now. This is why after her Masters in Law, she continued her postgraduate studies in International Relations and became inspired to focus on the ‘human aspects’ of international relations. According to her, a precondition for democracy and durable peace is that all people are legally protected and integrated in the system; thus, instead of speaking of abstract concepts such as ‘States’, one has to look beyond this concept: the people living within that State need to be protected. In Microjustice she has found the perfect way to engage in this in a structural way. Prior to creating Microjustice, she worked with a commercial law firm in Amsterdam (Houthoff Buruma; 1990-94) and with the UN in Rwanda, Malawi and Croatia (1994-96).

Vanja Ilić Microjustice
Vanja Ilić
Programme Manager

About Vanja

Vanja has joined Microjustice in 2020, started working with the challenge to set up a Digital Legal Aid Platform In Serbia, and got passionate about the Microjustices’s structural way of helping people globally to become legally included in the system and enjoy their legal protection. Following the overall mission of Microjustice, Vanja become involved in worldwide core team and now taking a lead on all the current activities globally. Vanja see’s the beauty of MJ not only getting people to be legally empowered, but also that lawyers can build their legal capacity in a structural, standardized and quality manner in order to be able to build a new client base and grow on the market. Prior to starting the position in Microjustice, as a registered Attorney at law, Vanja worked with several law firms in Belgrade, Serbia focused mostly on a civil law, commercial law and dispute resolution.

Ronald Chura Microjustice
Ronald Chura
Head of Development and Management of ICT

About Ronald

Ronald Grimaldi Chura Carlos, an ICT engineer, has worked with Microjusticia Peru (MJP) since its creation in September 2008, as part of an excellent interdisciplinary team that has been able to boost Microjustice in Peru in the regions of Puno, Cusco and Lima. He is responsible for all management, development, research and support related to ICT.

He feels glad to be able to use his professional skills to contribute to the work of an organization that helps the most vulnerable people to become legally empowered.

Bernard Taverne
Bernard Taverne
Organizations Process Advisor

About Bernard

I joined Microjustice since end of 2018. I got inspired by the vision and mission of MICROJUSTICE WORKING TOWARDS THE LEGAL EMPOWERMENT AND INCLUSION OF MARGINALIZED PEOPLE AND VICTIMS OF HUMANITARIAN DISASTER. My role is to support and advise Microjustice on the further development and streamlining the delivery of their programs to their clients. Starting point to get the right understanding of the problem and the need in legal empowerment. To deliver solutions faster, better and more cost efficient with an engaged project team (including our stakeholders). With the purpose to implement sustainable programs so the partner organization in the country can deliver the legal empowerment services on their own.

Aleksandar Pajić Microjustice
Aleksandar Pajić
Senior ICT Officer

About Aleksandar

Aleksandar Pajić, a strong engineering professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Information Technology from Computer Science, joined to Microjustice since 2021. He has a passion for computers and web design. Skilled in HTML5 & CSS3, Google Website Optimizer, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, and Digital Marketing. Except from working in Microjustice, his previous experience with 5 years of
experience in web projects for various brands and businesses. As ICT Senior developer of Microjustice , he is responsible for web development and design, with special focus on building the Microjustice Brand identity. He joined Microjustice with the aim to contribute to the organization goals, being in step with the modern century, by developing the tools in order to fill in the Justice gap.

Web designer. Living in Belgrade. I’m an Information Technology Engineer with 5 years of
experience in web projects for various brands and businesses.
I have a passion for new technology focused on design, front-end and web.

Katarina Ćirković
Legal Coordinator

About Katarina

In October 2022, Katarina joined MicroJustice Foundation, driven by their commitment to social justice and their passion for the legal profession. As Legal Coordinator, Katarina plays a pivotal role in providing invaluable assistance to both the international and local teams. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, they ensure that legal operations run smoothly and effectively, contributing to the Foundation’s mission of promoting access to justice for all. After graduating with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Law from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Katarina passed the Serbian Bar Exam and is a practicing attorney at law. Drawing from her expertise in corporate law, employment, IP, taxes, and contract law, Katarina brings a multifaceted approach to her work, empowering individuals and communities worldwide.

Worldwide Associates

Professionals with exceptional legal background and years of law expertise.
Miriam Colque Microjustice
Miriam Colque
Senior Legal Advisor

About Miriam

Miriam Colque Flores, before forming part of the Microjustice Bolivia team and the Global Microjustice Network, was a volunteer for several years with organizations that work to protect and promote human rights.

Joining this organization allowed her to continue helping people in need of legal attention and protection.

Andrea Leon Microjustice
Andrea Leon
Director of the Microjustice Bolivia

About Andrea

Andrea León Cabrera has joined Microjustice foundation because of his deep spirit of defending citizens and their rights, giving equal treatment to all people and collaborating in access to justice.

Andrea has always seek platforms that give her the ability to help people with her knowledge, which she has developed in extensive work experience in the public sector and studies in constitutional law, regulatory development and human rights.

Provide access to the Justice for the most vulnerable sectors is essential.

Mireya Poma Microjustice
Mireya Poma
Legal Advisor

About Mireya

She is a lawyer by profession, and joined the Microjusticia Bolivia team in 2015, being in charge of the legal sponsorship of judicial and administrative processes of regularization and regularization of urban property rights, among other cases handled by the Foundation.

Currently, she is responsible for the Social Area of Microjusticia Bolivia, and her desire is to contribute with her work to the continuity of the Foundation’s activities, in order to make possible the exercise of their rights and access to justice for vulnerable sectors and the general population who use the services of Microjusticia Bolivia.

Egypt team

Hussein Abd El-Latif
Lawyer at Ahmed Elseidi Law Firm

About Hussein

Egyptian Lawyer specializing in Family Law, Labor Law, Property Registration, and Criminal Law.

Ahmed Galal
Senior Lawyer

About Ahmed

Egyptian Lawyer specializing in Family Law, Labor Law, Property Registration, and Criminal Law.

Nesma Al-Khatib
Senior Lawyer

About Nesma

Egyptian Lawyer specializing in cases of domestic violence, Family law, labor law, corporate law, and criminal law.

Rahaf Muhammed
Lawyer at Elseidi Law Firm

About Rahaf

Egyptian Lawyer specializing in Family Law, Labor Law, Property Registration, and Criminal Law.

Salwa Besher
Senior Lawyer at El-Besher Law Firm

About Salwa

Ahmed Elseidi
Lawyer and managing partner at Ahmed Elseidi Law Firm

About Ahmed

Asmaa El-Malky
Lawyer at Elseidi Law Firm

About Asmaa

Shahinaz Adel
Lawyer at Ahmed Elseidi Law Firm

About Shahinaz

Hala Doma
Lawyer and partner at Horreya Law Office

About Hala